Archive for December 3rd, 2015

How C.S. Lewis Convinced American Kids That They Would Like Turkish Delight

When I was a child, the term "Turkish Delight" was like "Baked Alaska" or "Crepe Suzette," in that it was some kind of fancy food you only heard of in movies and books. In this century, none of those terms are at all fam...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/12/03/How-CS-Lewis-Convinced-American-Kids-That-They-Would-Like-Turkish-Delight/

Stomping Is Coming - A Game Of Pipes And Flower Power

Stomping Is Coming by Chicoloco DesignsThere is no change of seasons in the Mushroom Kingdom, just a snowy region where every day is the dead of winter and a sunny one where full of beaches and summer sands, so nobody's...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/12/03/Stomping-Is-Coming-A-Game-Of-Pipes-And-Flower-Power/

The 2016 Pirelli Calendar Has A Bold New Look

The Pirelli Calendar is known for featuring images of scantily clad (if not fully nude) women who are supposed to represent the sexy and sophisticated Pirelli brand.But this year Pirelli took a big step in a bold new dir...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/12/03/The-2016-Pirelli-Calendar-Has-A-Bold-New-Look/

You’re Doing It Wrong

Treaty negotiations may lead to world peace, but fighting with sticks is so much more fun! Sigh. You can read the history of the world in this simple story from John McNamee at Pie Comic, or you can just enjoy the sillin...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/12/03/Youre-Doing-It-Wrong/

Porky Hefer's Monstrous Lounge Chairs Eat You Alive

(Photos: Dezeen)Would you dare relax inside the gaping maw of a killer whale? Does the lure of the anglerfish draw you in to rest? It will be safe, because these are just hanging lounge chairs. Porky Hefer (a great name!...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/12/03/Porky-Hefers-Monstrous-Lounge-Chairs-Eat-You-Alive/

The Real Story Behind Krampus: The Christmas Demon

Americans have only recently become familiar with the European Christmas demon known as Krampus. Where did such a terrifying goblin come from, and how did he become associated with Christmas?[https://youtu.be/YAoC7FOaL40...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/12/03/The-Real-Story-Behind-Krampus-The-Christmas-Demon/

Woman Braids a Magnificent Beard

People told Imgur member morihime that she should do something different with her hair. So she wove it into a braided beard worthy of a dwarven king. It is a most manly and robust beard--far more than I am capable of gro...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/12/03/Woman-Braids-a-Magnificent-Beard/

Stephen Colbert And Liam Neeson Star In "Candy Crush: The Movie"

Stephen Colbert, Liam Neeson, Candy Crush Saga- what do these three dissimilar nouns have in common?They all came together in one deliciously ridiculous sketch on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, a sketch inspired by...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/12/03/Stephen-Colbert-And-Liam-Neeson-Star-In-Candy-Crush-The-Movie/

The Extraordinarily (and Impossibly?) Fertile Mrs. Feodor Vassilyev

Many of us recall looking through the Guinness Book of World Records and seeing the entry for the mother with the most children. When I had the paperback version (yes, it’s a real book, and once upon a tim...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/12/03/The-Extraordinarily-and-Impossibly-Fertile-Mrs-Feodor-Vassilyev/

Watch Nick Offerman Sip Whisky by a Fireplace for 45 Minutes

[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LS-ErOKpO4E](Video Link)Actor Nick Offerman is famous for being Nick Offerman. That's as it should be! After all, he's a very Nick Offermanish Nick Offerman.He also played Ran Swanson on...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/12/03/Watch-Nick-Offerman-Sip-Whisky-by-a-Fireplace-for-45-Minutes/

What The Avengers Should Look Like, According To The Comics

Filmmakers have to take certain liberties with the characters they adapt for the big screen, and one of the biggest changes they always seem to make is to the character's appearance, namely their costume and accessories....

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/12/03/What-The-Avengers-Should-Look-Like-According-To-The-Comics/

Mark Hamill Goes Undercover as a Stormtrooper

[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v7BwIyNN9rs](Video Link)The last time that Mark Hamill, the actor who played Luke Skywalker, put on a stormtrooper armored suit, he snuck onto the Death Star, assaulted loyal officers of...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/12/03/Mark-Hamill-Goes-Undercover-as-a-Stormtrooper/

Trooper Of Empire - The Unknown Super Soldier

Trooper Of Empire by Dr.MonekersOn the outside they're a dime a dozen, all wearing the same white armor sporting the same blaster rifles and pew-pew-pewing the exact same way, but aside from being unable to hit the broa...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/12/03/Trooper-Of-Empire-The-Unknown-Super-Soldier/

Sleepy Skunk's 2015 Movie Trailer Mashup

Sleepy Skunk has completed his annual movie mashup, with scenes from the trailers of all the different movies that came out (or are scheduled to come out) in 2015.[https://youtu.be/ukwdKX5Cmas] (YouTube link)That’s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/12/03/Sleepy-Skunks-2015-Movie-Trailer-Mashup/

Ten British Monarchs Who Died In Humiliating Ways

Historically speaking the British monarchs were not very nice people, but for some reason their pompous misadventures in debauchery and murder are often overshadowed by the regal visage seen in classic paintings.But port...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/12/03/Ten-British-Monarchs-Who-Died-In-Humiliating-Ways/

Deer Flies across Police Cruiser Unharmed

Last weekend, Officer Pittaluga of Kenton County, Kentucky collided with a deer while driving his cruiser. The car suffered minor damage, but the deer didn't. It picked itself up and ran off into the woods as fast as it...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/12/03/Deer-Flies-across-Police-Cruiser-Unharmed/

I Was Internet-Famous

It’s only been in the past ten years or so that an ordinary person can wake up and find himself globally famous due to a viral video. That experience can be pretty shocking, and for some, even life-changing. For so...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/12/03/I-Was-Internet-Famous/

Need To Finish Your Holiday Shopping? These 25 NeatoShop T-Shirts Should Help

Gamer's X-Mas by DjkopetHoliday shopping can be such a chore, with stores constantly out of stock and deals running out faster than a security guard on Black Friday, but if you still have shopping to do you should take i...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/12/03/Need-To-Finish-Your-Holiday-Shopping-These-25-NeatoShop-T-Shirts-Should-Help/

Another Christmas Alone

In this ad for the German supermarket EDEKA, an elderly man spends Christmas after Christmas alone because his children are leading busy, far-flung lives. And he does seem to have quite a few offspring. How many years mu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/12/03/Another-Christmas-Alone/

How to Manage Your Time: Five Secrets Backed by Research

Image: rzvEric at the Barking Up the Wrong Tree blog featured an excerpt from a book on time management by Cal Newport entitled Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World....

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/12/03/How-to-Manage-Your-Time-Five-Secrets-Backed-by-Research/

The Bob Hope & Bing Crosby "Road" Pictures

Neatorama presents a guest post from actor, comedian, and voiceover artist Eddie Deezen. Visit Eddie at his website or at Facebook.They were the greatest "officially undeclared" comedy team in the history of com...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/12/03/The-Bob-Hope-Bing-Crosby-Road-Pictures/

$135,000 Gold and Diamond Covered BB-8 Droid

Some lucky Jawa is going to find this BB-8 droid be all set for retirement. Disney, the owner of Star Wars, and Kay Jewelers made this custom 4.5-inch tall model of the droid. It rolls in style with 18 cara...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/12/03/135000-Gold-and-Diamond-Covered-BB-8-Droid/

Red Panda Cubs on the Prowl

[https://youtu.be/MrJYRXafjBA]YouTube LinkThis wonderful footage features two red panda cubs, one male and one female, who were born and reside at the Prospect Park Zoo in Brooklyn, New York. A subspecies known as Stayan...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/12/03/Red-Panda-Cubs-on-the-Prowl/

Nar Wars - Don't Force Me To Choose Sides!

Nar Wars by RebelArtEverybody's so excited about the return of their favorite space opera that they're getting geared up for movie night, and it appears even the animal kingdom is caught up in the craze. Who knew narwha...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/12/03/Nar-Wars-Dont-Force-Me-To-Choose-Sides/

Mork and Mindy Was One of the Most Unlikely Miracles in the History of Television

Back in 1977, the writers of the TV series Happy Days got an assignment to include an alien from outer space. They were sure the episode would be a disaster, but when Robin Williams took the part, everything cha...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/12/03/Mork-and-Mindy-Was-One-of-the-Most-Unlikely-Miracles-in-the-History-of-Television/

The Best Of The Worst From Black Friday 2015

(Image Link)Black Friday isn't always an apocalyptic affair, some cities are full of sensible people who actually remain relatively calm while shopping for what are supposedly the "best bargains of the year".If you're lu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/12/03/The-Best-Of-The-Worst-From-Black-Friday-2015/

The Kitty Convict Project: Make Orange the Universal Color of All Indoor Cats

Matthew Inman of the famous webcomic The Oatmeal has a great idea: make it a common custom for cat owners to give their indoor cats orange colors--and no other color. That way, if you ever see a cat outdoors wea...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/12/03/The-Kitty-Convict-Project-Make-Orange-the-Universal-Color-of-All-Indoor-Cats/
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